"The Greatest" is now complete.

I've been focusing on my vinyl portrait collection so much lately that I had sports pieces put entirely on the back burner.

And it didn't feel right.

I love sports and music so much that my brain almost spontaneously combusts with new project ideas. So, I took a break from the music genre to do something really spectacular in the sports arena. One of my clients asked me if I could make a portrait of the late great Muhammad Ali and I couldn't pass this opportunity up. I put out a call for old, unwanted boxing equipment on Facebook and the donations came pouring in. Once I had enough boxing gloves, hand wraps, punching bags, and protective gear to create an Ali piece, I got started.

After weeks of cutting, gluing, and painting, I held this piece up and when I saw the reflection in the mirror across the room, I was in shock. A lot of my pieces look different, or clearer, when you take a step back...and Ali was striking from across the room. The black and white color scheme on his face and chest contrasts so interestingly with the red white and blue Everlast background - almost as if it's Cassius' spirit represented in the piece.

I'm obsessed.

And now I have to hand it over to someone else. ;) But that's the best part of what I do...seeing the joy on someone's face when they see what I've created. I couldn't be happier with how this turned out. I'll have some prints of this piece available on canvas. It's already posted on my website, so feel free to get one of your very own. It might make a great gift for a special someone for Christmas.

Thank you so much for your support! Being able to make art for wonderful people like you is one of the best things I've ever been lucky enough to do.

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